Fierce Chemistry: a History of UK Drug Wars
“… comprehensive and hugely entertaining history of drugs, drug use and
drug policy in the United Kingdom. It will take some effort to better this particular work of fierce chemistry”.
Jack Bruce: composing himself – the authorised biography
“Fine writing, first-rate research and fine photos make this a highly readable tome”
Vintage Guitar Magazine
“Bruce is lucky to have the experienced Shapiro to chart his life in this terrific if at times terrifying biography”
“A classic job well done and of the best rock bios you’ll ever read”
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy.
“Should stand the test of time as the bio on the innovative guitarist”
“The benchmark against which all other rock biographies will be judged”
“This is the book that really gets under the man’s skin”
Waiting for the Man: the story of drugs and music
“Wise and witty account”
“Shapiro knows his stuff in detail – both musical and medical”
“A book you should read”
Eric Clapton: lost in the blues.
“Its greatest strength is that it makes you want to pull out all your old [Clapton] albums and give them another listen. No rock writer can hope for a better compliment”
Graham Bond: the mighty shadow.
“A marvellous piece of work – one of the most intriguing rock biographies I have ever read”
Alexis Korner: the biography
“Detailed, immaculately researched and eminently readable”
Shooting stars: drugs, Hollywood and the movies.
“Impressive history of drugs and the movies”
Big Issue in the North
“The subtitle says it all…if you’re interested in any one of these, you will be well-rewarded here”